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Diane Nash and the sit-ins

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Title:Diane Nash and the sit-ins

Instructional Web site recommended for grades six through twelve featuring the transcript and clip of an interview with Diane Nash for use in "Eyes of the Prize." In this interview, civil-rights leader Diane Nash recalls her role in the 1960 Nashville sit-ins, the 1961 Freedom Rides, and the 1965 voting rights campaign in Selma, Alabama. As one of the founders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Nash mobilized her fellow college students to confront segregation and discrimination with nonviolent direct action.

Includes a background essay, discussion questions, and alignments to teaching standards.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Grade range: 6-12.

Lesson plans in Teachers Domain using this resource: Taking a stand.

A transcript is available for the Quicktime movie.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Interviews | Oral histories | Transcripts | MovingImage
Subjects:Lawson, James M., 1928- | West, Ben, 1911-1974 | Nash, Diane, 1938- | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Boynton, Bruce--Trials, litigation, etc. | College students--Tennessee--Nashville | Women political activists--Tennessee--Nashville | Women political activists--Alabama--Selma | Women civil rights workers--Tennessee--Nashville | Women civil rights workers--Alabama--Selma | Sit-ins--Tennessee--Nashville | Suffrage--Alabama--Selma | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Selma | Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee--Nashville | Direct action--Tennessee--Nashville | Discrimination in restaurants--Tennessee--Nashville | Voting--Alabama--Selma | Voter registration--Alabama--Selma | African Americans--Suffrage--Alabama--Selma | African Americans--Segregation--Southern States | African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States | African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc. | Discrimination in public accommodation--Southern States | Congress for Racial Equality | Freedom Rides, 1961 | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964 | Fisk University--Students | Nonviolence | United States, Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, 36.1658899, -86.7844432 | United States, Alabama, Dallas County, Selma, 32.4073589, -87.0211007 | United States, Alabama, Dallas County, 32.233214, -87.142289
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Eyes on the Prize (PBS) | Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Libraries. Special Collections | Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation
Original Material:

Henry Hampton Collection, Washington University Libraries, Saint Louis, Missouri.

Rights and Usage:

The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

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Persistent Link to Item:https://pbslearningmedia.org/resource/iml04.soc.ush.civil.nash/